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Eight people displaced by Columbia County fire

Eight people displaced by Columbia County fire

WNYT Staff
Updated: February 15, 2020 02:59 PM
Created: February 15, 2020 09:06 AM

Livingston, NY-- The cause of a fire late Friday night at the Amrod Enterprises LLC property on Blue Hill Road, commonly known as County Route 31, is under investigation. 

New York State Police and multiple fire crews responded to the scene.

Members of the Livingston Volunteer Fire District were called to Cramden Coach LLC, which houses commercial tour busses on the property, after 10:00 PM, Livingston Fire District Chief Paul Jahns told NewsChannel 13.

Officials say at least 8 people were displaced by the flames, including the property owner Ike Amrod.

Amrod, according to Chief Jahns, was hospitalized due to smoke inhalation.

The owner’s brother, Tyler Amrod, confirmed that Ike, his girlfriend and her two children were home at 1625 Blue Hill Road when the fire started. 

The American Red Cross is also assisting four other displaced people who lived in an apartment on the property.

Ike Amrod’s home, two tour busses and much of the commercial building on the property were destroyed.

Chief Jahns explained to NewsChannel 13, "We tried to cut the fire off. It was too far ahead of us and we got driven out, so we went to defensive tactics on it.  It was very cold, we had trucks freeze up, we had other trucks brought in, in case something happened. We never ran out of water, it's just that the first was too far ahead of us and much stuff was inside the building."

A cause for the fire has not been determined.

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